Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino launches campaign tour for governor in New York City

The Republican hopes to face Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the November election. (3/6/14)

THE BRONX - A man with his sights on the state's top seat launched the first leg of his campaign tour for governor in New York City.  

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, made his first stop in the historically Democratic Bronx, one day after announcing his candidacy. 

He says he wants to get a jumpstart on securing votes against any other GOP candidates in the June primary, and possibly against Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the November election. 

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Astorino made clear his promise of change in Albany while speaking in front of the Bronx County courthouse, specifically wanting to keep residents in the state. 

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